Adopt South West is an innovative and supportive regional adoption agency covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Adopt South West value and behaviours Adopt South West is hosted by Devon County Council and is a Regional Adoption Agency providing adoption services for the four local authorities: Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay councils, with offices across the region.

If you’re looking for a new, exciting challenge and to further your experience and operational skills, Devon County Council offers a vibrant workplace and attractive benefits.

Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from a large employer. In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave per year, pro rata (rising with length of service), plus bank holidays, rising to 30 after five years’ service
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – more information can be found on the Peninsula Pensions website
  • access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme – available 24/7 to support you with personal and work life
  • flexible working opportunities, including home-working (subject to the needs of the role)
  • discounts from local and high street retailers through our Devon Discounts scheme

Current job opportunities

Three new positions at the national adoption team

Jobs! The national adoption team structure has been established to increase the ability to work together with the sector to deliver the regional adoption agencies (RAA) leaders strategic plan and the government’s national adoption strategy.

All of the positions are advertised on the Leeds City Council website, who are the host local authority for the national team. All the positions are permanent posts, with the exception of the Voice and Influence Lead for Children and Young People. This is available as a secondment opportunity (with agreement from an employer/line manager) or initially on a one year temporary contract.

Voice and Influence Lead:

SALARY PO5   £42,613.00 – £45,647.00
CONTRACT TYPE Secondment opportunity for 1 Year or 1 Year Temporary Contract
CLOSES Thursday 25 August 2022 11:30 AM
JOB REF req15441

Programme Manager:

SALARY DIR 45 – £53,318.00 – £58,650.00
CLOSES Thursday 25 August 2022 11:30 AM
JOB REF req15427

Project Manager:

SALARY PO6 – 42,683.04 – 45,591.00
CLOSES Thursday 25 August 2022 11:30 AM
JOB REF req15428

Apply online

Apply using the Leeds City Council web links above.